Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,509 undergraduate, 1,962 graduate and 1,374 law school students.
Loyola Marymount's Mission and Goals Statement, approved by the Board of Trustees in 1990, succinctly states in its preamble the university's three-fold mission: * The encouragement of learning * The education of the whole person * The service of faith and the promotion of justice The encouragement of learning is the first pillar of the mission. Considered together with the pursuit of academic excellence, it constitutes the overarching theme of current strategic planning that envisions LMUÃƒâ€¢s growth into one of the nationÃƒâ€¢s distinguished Catholic universities. With roots in the spiritual humanism of the renaissance, the universityÃƒâ€¢s Jesuit and Marymount traditions have as one of their hallmarks an abiding concern for the education of the whole person. Growth in knowledge and mastery of a discipline are only part of the total educational experience. This kind of integrated personal growth reflects what is traditionally understood by the education of the whole person. It takes place not only in the classrooms, laboratories, and library, but also in the chapels, residence halls, and recreation centers, on the athletic fields, in off-campus service projects, in campus-ministry retreats, and, indeed, wherever students gather. In linking active concern for the poor to the service of faith, Loyola Marymount follows the lead of its sponsoring religious communities and the post-Vatican II Church in acknowledging that work for social justice is a requirement--not simply an option--of biblical faith. Even while making common cause with men and women whose work for social justice is motivated by noble secular values, LMU finds its deepest inspiration for the promotion of justice in the concern of the Hebrew scriptures for Ãƒâ€™the widow, the orphan, and the stranger in the landÃƒâ€œ and the preference of the Gospels for the Ãƒâ€™leastÃƒâ€œ of JesusÃƒâ€¢ brothers and sisters. Source: www.lmu.edu